Take a look inside the multimillion-dollar home built by the guy who started Chipotle

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The house designed for Chipotle founder and CEO Steve Ells is back on the market.

The Denver four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is priced at $3.8 million, according to a listing in LIV Sotheby’s. The most interesting aspects of the house are its striking architectural features.

“He paid premium prices for everything. No corner was cut,” LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Ian Wolfe told The Denver Post.

Here’s a look inside the house that the burrito mastermind built.


The property was intended to serve as Ells’ “private oasis,” located on a one-third-acre lot overlooking the Denver Country Club golf course.

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The house was constructed in 2001 and designed by Thomas Briner.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Ells owned the home until 2008, when he sold it for $3.5 million.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Inside are individual touches that hint at the Chipotle founder’s interests.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Ells’ culinary interest is apparent in the enormous kitchen suite.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The house also has an outdoor kitchen, complete with a wood-fired pizza oven.

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After pizza, guests can take a dip in the salt-water pool.

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Or they can recline on the large porch.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The home also comes with a large wine cellar.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

And a home theater.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The home’s floating glass staircase is particularly striking.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The Denver home has four bedrooms.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

That includes one room with bunk beds and a spectacular view.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

It has four bathrooms and one half-bath.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s a three-car garage attached to the home.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

In 2015, Ells and co-CEO Monty Moran came under fire for making millions while many Chipotle employees were making close to minimum wage.

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Recently, however, the CEOs’ paychecks have been cut significantly.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Ells’ pay dropped to $13.8 million in 2015 from $28.9 million in 2014. The company didn’t issue stock options in 2015, as Chipotle’s shares lost 30% of their value following E. coli outbreaks linked its restaurants in 14 states.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

In 2016, if you want to live like Chipotle’s CEO, it just takes $3.8 million — and a move to Denver.

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Tommy Ellis Photography, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty